June 24, 2013
A great book
Thank you for your time and trouble in making this book available on-line. It is one of the monumental spiritual masterpieces. Its influence on monasticism is enormous and generally overlooked today. At Citeaux, it was the first book copied, after the bible. Everybody read it and knew it. Today it is tough to find, only in this one translation. Though the English is somewhat convoluted, nevertheless the thought shines through. Gregory was a master of human psychology, of our motivations, foibles, weaknesses, and nobility.